Greetings! In my last column, there was a mention of the American Association of University Women and scholarship information, and there will be more on that local group later in today's column. However, I came in contact with Vicki Koc, and she wanted me to get the word out that the Alamo Women's Club is also giving out scholarships to deserving recipients.

"We are pleased to continue our long-standing tradition of awarding art scholarships, including performance art, to two students each at Monte Vista and San Ramon Valley High School," said Vicki. "Alamo Women's Club seeks to recognize students who demonstrate special talents in arts, literature or music and who have a commitment to their future schooling," she added.

Vicki told me that applications are available at both schools and are due March 14. Alamo Women's Club is also looking for two returning single mothers at Diablo Valley College who will be re-entering the work force, carry a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher and reside in Contra Costa County. The application for this award can be picked up at the college's Counseling Office and ais due March 15. For more information, go to the AWC website at www.alamowomensclub.org under "Who We Support."

Vicki said that the members are looking forward to an awards presentation luncheon at 11:30 a.m. April 23 at the clubhouse in Alamo with an exhibition and performance by the recipients, whose families will also be invited to attend. Scholarships will also be awarded that day to a deserving Del Amigo student and two foster children of Youth Homes Inc., and questions regarding all applications can be directed to the respective counseling offices.

"Alamo Women's Club Members hope that Around Alamo readers will encourage a qualified applicant to participate in these programs," added Vicki.

The Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek AAUW is looking forward to a special presentation on the topic, "Is Climate Change Gobbling Up Our Food Supply?" The luncheon and discussion will be held Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive in Danville. I'm told the speaker, Fran Moore, is a fourth-year Ph.D. graduate student at Stanford University.

"Her presentation will place climate change in the context of other ongoing changes in the world food economy such as population growth, economic growth and biofuels and will share her research and how it relates to the global food economy," wrote AAUW member Tena Gallagher in an email. The tickets for the luncheon are $26, and reservations can be made online at http://daw-ca.aauw.net/climate. For more information contact Tena at 925-837-0826 or email MBliss@sbcglobal.net.

AAUW is also excited about their sponsored April 5 event at Round Hill Country Club in Alamo featuring Danielle Feinberg, Pixar Animation Studios' Director of Photography for Lighting, who has worked on nine of Pixar's 14 feature films including "A Bugs Life," "Finding Nemo," "Wall-E," "Monsters University" and "Brave." She will speak about how some of Pixar's famous scenes were made. A buffet of a deluxe continental breakfast will be served from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and tickets are $20. For reservations, go to the website, http://daw-ca.aauw.net/pixar. For questions, call 925-939-2383.

With the recent glorious, wonderful rain, their annual May garden tour is also on the minds of AAUW members, and Tena wants to get the word out to those of you who have a lovely or unique garden that you'd like to share with the community. Please contact Tena as soon as possible at tena@aol.com or 925-837-0826.

Contact Caterina Mellinger at aroundalamo@hotmail.com.